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MLB The Show 21 Reveal on YouTube Show 'Hot Ones' Tomorrow

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MLB The Show 21 Reveal on YouTube Show 'Hot Ones' Tomorrow

On Sunday morning, Complex’s YouTube show Hot Ones announced it will be officially announcing the MLB The Show 21 cover athlete, as well as the cover art on Monday, February 1. The announcement will also include a special Hot Ones episode featuring the cover athlete.

At this point, it’s all but imminent the cover athlete will be San Diego Padres superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.

On Saturday, the internet ran rampant with leaks of the cover after GameStop presumably accidentally had the listing up on its website for a very short period. The listing included shots with both a PlayStation case, as well as an Xbox case. The latter would represent the first time The Show has been offered across multiple platforms. Of course, we knew this was coming at some point as Major League Baseball and Sony agreed to those terms when they re-upped their licensing agreement — we just did not know if it would happen in year one on the new consoles.

Tatis Jr. makes sense in so many different ways. First, he’s one of the most marketable young players in Major League Baseball right now after putting up MVP-like numbers in an abbreviated 2020 campaign. He plays with a flair and excitement not so easily found across the league these days. Everything about his game drips marketability.

Tatis Jr. also resides in San Diego, obviously, the home of San Diego Studio. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. Travel restrictions may have made it difficult for the company to gain access to other players around the league for marketing and promotional opportunities surrounding MLB The Show 21. Tatis Jr. solves that problem as he’s consistently in their backyard, available for more photos and get-togethers than other players may be.

It is unknown at this point whether or not San Diego Studio plans on releasing any more info on the game tomorrow besides the album artwork. Pre-order details, a release date, what platforms the game will officially be on, as well as an initial hype trailer, and even gameplay trailers are usually commonplace this time of year. We’ll have to wait and see how the studio staggers the release of information, and whether or not the release of the game itself is pushed back at all with the release of next-generation consoles and the aforementioned (apparent) cross-gen availability.

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  1. wilo28
    Looks like no PC version. BIG missed opportunity IMO.
    I think we're still 2, 3 years away from the Show on PC, if ever.
    I can't remember why I thought this several month's ago, maybe even at the tail end of 2019 when news of multiplatforms broke, but I do remember there was something that gave me reservations of it ever being on PC. wish I could remember what that was. maybe it's something that changed for the better
    *shrugs*
    If there ends up being no PC version this year maybe they are waiting to get Xbox up and running first. That would probably make it easier to port over to PC with a solid base in place. With many in these forums along as other places saying they are wanting to move over to Xbox, having The Show only on Xbox to start could be a good system seller.
    All this will be is a cover announcement and release date announcement. Its not going to be a bunch of questions to Tatis Jr asking about what's new in the game. I am sure the game will be mentioned once at the beginning of the show and once at the end.
    orioles0615
    All this will be is a cover announcement and release date announcement. Its not going to be a bunch of questions to Tatis Jr asking about what's new in the game. I am sure the game will be mentioned once at the beginning of the show and once at the end.

    Some other details already out. It's on xbox and it's cross platform compatible. Not to mention some grainy details like...wait for it..."revamped franchise mode"
    hyacinth1
    Arent games on Xbox able to be played on PC? Or is that just via gamepass?

    No.
    Microsoft as a first party chooses to release all of their games on PC as well, but those are PC versions, not Xbox games being playable on a PC.

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